October 27, 2008
Our updates on OmniMount Goes Pink initiative continue…
Concluding the company’s week-long eBay auction of OmniMount’s one-of-a-kind, HOT pink Karim Collection Prism50, the striking furniture piece was sold for $7200! The Prism50, that typcially retails for around $350, was clearly a HOT item on the eBay market!
The lucky winner is… (drum roll please) Tim Shiner from PAR Products in Texas! Inquiring minds want to know just where he is going to put his hot pink prize?
All proceeds will be added to OmniMount’s team total for the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in less than 2 weeks. OmniMount’s team fundraising is now at $3775.
Total to date $10,975.
Posted by: katie/katieshort
October 24, 2008
Bidding on the OmniMount HOT PINK Prism 50 has reached $2550! This is GREAT news! OmniMount has almost reached their goal, but we need your bids to push them over the top.
I know, I know you are probably thinking what am I gonig to do with a hot pink piece of furniture? Who wouldn’t want this? I mean, come on – it is beautiful! Do you have a wife, daughter, niece, sister in your life that you love? This will make the perfect present. And, every time they look at it, they will be reminded to continue to help and support the fight against breast cancer. What more could you want!?!?
Ok, I know I sound like a cheesy salesman (or saleswoman to be PC), but in all seriousness, this Prism 50 represents a whole lot more than just a kick-ass piece of furniture. It represents everyone coming together to help in the fight against a disease the has effects so many innocent people.
Bid soon and bid often!
Posted by: Lauren
October 23, 2008
(Talking rapidly…where’s the MicroMachines actor when you need him?)
Do I hear $2000… do I hear $2300… $2400… $2500… do I hear $2600?
A quick update from OmniMount Goes Pink land:
With 2 days, 17 hours, and 37 left (I mean 36, 30 maybe by the time I finish this post) bidding for OmniMount’s hot-pink, one-of-a-kind Karim Collection Prism50 has reached $2550.00!
Great news. Keep bidding for the cause. A great holiday gift for that pink-obsessed person on your list. Just picture it!
Page and Doug could surely find a place for this pleasantly pink conversation piece of furniture! Is Trading Spaces even on anymore? Moving on…
In addition, Team OmniMount is 93% of the way to their $4000 goal to add to the auction proceeds for the team’s overall donation to the ACS November 8th “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk in Tempe, AZ.
Why is OmniMount so passionate about Going Pink? Kim Fabiano, a CE veteran and the company’s senior product marketing manager, is spearheading the Pink initiative. Kim is a passionate fundraiser for cancer research. Her father lost his battle to pancreatic cancer when she was very young and her mother is an 11-year breast cancer survivor. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she (along with other dedicated members of OmniMount’s staff)organized a team of OmniMount employees, family and friends to walk in The American Cancer Society event.
Looking forward to the walk!
Posted by: katie
October 22, 2008
Cancer first touched my life when I was 13, my aunt, who was like a second mother to me, got lymphoma at the age of 39. The tumors had wrapped around her esophagus and her lungs. Thankfully after chemo she was given a clean bill of health from the disease. Four years later as a junior in high-school, I was alerted that she, now 43, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
About eight years ago, my maternal grandfather was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
I am happy to report that both my aunt and my grandfather survived their respective bouts with cancer and are healthy and happy today.
My aunt’s experience taught me to be more vigilant with breast exams and regular check-ups. Five years ago I went in for my annual and they found some “abnormal” lumps on my left breast. After numerous exams with different doctors, ultrasounds, and mammograms (OUCH) they turned out to be just lumps. I hope to always be that lucky.
Medical professionals have stated that mammograms are the best method to detect breast cancer early when it is easier to treat and before it is big enough to feel or cause symptoms. Having regular mammograms can lower the risk of dying from breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer.
Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among U.S. women, accounting for more than 1 in 4 cancers.
The greatest risk factor for developing breast cancer is gender (female) and the second is age. If you are age 40 years or older, be sure to have a screening mammogram every one to two years. Comparatively, age vs. risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer: Age 30-39 – 0.43 percent (1 in 233); age 40- 49 – 1.44 percent (1 in 69); age 50-59 – 2.63 percent (1 in 38): age 60-69 – 3.65 percent (1 in 27)
Posted by: rebeccca
Becca is “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” and contributed to Team OmniMount Goes Pink fundraising efforts by sponsoring teammate, Katie Short.
October 21, 2008
It certainly isn’t the first cause that the consumer electronics industry has supported and by knowing first-hand at how fantasticly supportive our industry is I’m sure it will not be the last, however the industry-wide support of Team OmniMount Goes Pink is admirable.
Latest update: WAVE Electronics, a Houston, TX based wholesale supplier of high-end consumer electronics, home theater equipment and accessories, has generously pledged $1 per sku of all OmniMount products sold between now (well, October 15) and November 6, 2008. Just in time to add the WAVE donation to OmniMount’s overall team fundraising for the American Cancer Society’s November 8th Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk.
In addition to the $1/sku pledge, each of WAVE’s four branches in Texas have placed donation boxes on its sales counters. Employees are also making personal donations to the fundraising page of WAVE’s own Mike Fassetta, who will be walking with the OmniMount team! Real men wear pink!
To date, Team OmniMount Goes Pink has raised more than $3,500!
Posted by: katie
October 20, 2008
Here in Caster’s PR land we are rarely tapped by high-end consumer electronics manufacturers to lend our efforts to benefit charitable initiatives. Even more scarce is the opportunity to put our trade to work to benefit a cause that has affected friends, family members, and partners, alike. Today, I have that opportunity and I am excited to announce the Team OmniMount Goes Pink initiative!
As you are probably aware, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a number of companies, individuals, and products are adorning the pink ribbon to champion this cause. OmniMount is one of them!
Today, October 20th, is the official start to Team OmniMount Goes Pink online auction. The week-long eBay auction (ending October 27th) features a one-of-a-kind, hot pink Prism50 from OmniMount’s Karim Collection. ALL proceeds from the Prism50 auction will be added to Team OmniMount’s greater contribution as a participant in the American Cancer Society’s November 8th “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event in Tempe, AZ. Approximately 30 OmniMount employees and friends (including me!) will walk in hopes of raising $10K for breast cancer awareness and research.
Caster is thrilled to be involved in this event, so stay tuned for pink updates from Caster on OmniMount’s auction, fundraising progress, and personal excerpts. Also, thank you to our industry media partners for supporting OmniMount’s news-worthy efforts!
For more information or to “Bid for Pink” visit www.omnimount.com.
To check out a list of other pink-friendly companies and products, visit Breast Cancer Action’s think before you pink.
Posted by: katie